I had some much needed time out with some friends on Friday and Saturday.
We went Road Tripping!!Our destination was about 4 1/2 hours away (depending on whether or not you got caught in rush hour traffic as you went through Auckland city!!) and a gorgeous wee treasure trove called Threadbear Cottage.
The delightful Julie there has a specially built cottage set in a lovely garden near Te Awamutu in the Waikato (New Zealand). She makes most of the treasures she sells and everything is tastefully and invitingly displayed.
Now for some eye-candy......
|Julie loves Gollies. You cant miss the sign at the gate!|
|A lovely welcome into the shop.|
|This photo is for my fellow horsey friends.|
|Full of treasures!|
|Lace, doilies, stitcheries, cute little critters everywhere!|
These two photos were actually taken in Julie's house - she was very kind and allowed us to 'explore' while she got lunch ready for us!
|We all did a bit of shopping!|
|Julie makes the most amazing pot-pourri. As well as smelling|
delicious, it looks gorgeous.
|Yes, Maverick Stars!! Oh so cute and a Great Scrap Buster!|
|I have it laid out next to my sewing machine and just|
sew a seam every time I need a leader/ender.
I'll leave you with this saying I found in Julie's house....
"Friends are the most important ingredient in the Recipe for Life"
(Family rates pretty high too!!)
Have a nice week everyone, and happy sewing!!